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India Reserve Battalion man shot dead in Manipur

A personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) who was on leave has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his village in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said on Friday.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2008 15:53 IST

A personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) who was on leave has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his village in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said on Friday.

S Surjit Sharma who was a jawan of 4th IRB was gunned down by the gunmen at Leisangkhong area in the district last evening, the police said.

The incident occurred while Sharma was purchasing medicines for his children, the police said.

Hundreds of villagers, including women, who came from Leisangkhong on Friday launched a sit-in protest at capital complex here today in protest against the killing of Sharma, the police said.

The body has been sent to Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital in Imphal for post mortem.

Over 430 persons were so far killed in militancy-related crimes in Manipur this year.